OT: Dan Lefevour/NFL prospects?

Submitted by griesecheeks on October 10th, 2009 at 8:31 AM

I've seen this kid play at various points on tv over the last 4 years, but I guess I never really took a close look at stats/size. Is the kid really 6'3" /230+ as ESPN lists him? That would be ideal pro size, wouldn't it? That's about Henne-esque, if true.
Anyone seen a fake 40 time on him? Given the rushing stats he's put up (stat-wise, he had a damn-near tebow year as a soph - 27tds passing/ 19tds rushing with over 1000 yards), i'd imagine it's pretty decent.

Where do you guys see him ending up (if anywhere) in the NFL? I could actually see him doing pretty well with Denver, Cleveland or San Fran.
he and Jake Locker could be really interesting pro projects, due to their dual threat nature, but great potential as throwers.

anyway, just a random gameday thought.

back to the topic at hand: Beat Iowa.

Comments

ommeethatsees

October 10th, 2009 at 9:01 AM ^

He is really that big and quick. He towers over his RB's although they tend to be undersized in the MAC so not sure how much that means. I've watched him play several games over the years as well and he is definitly impressive. Would have been a good player in Michigan's spread with his dual threat capabilities. The NFL draft projections I have seen range anywhere from 1st to 3rd round. I would maybe add Oakland to that list but I wouldn't want to curse anyone with that situation.

bronxblue

October 10th, 2009 at 9:04 AM ^

He seems like a mid-round pick, like 2nd-3rd, though he might move into the bottom of the 1st if he shows well at the pre-draft camps. He's been a good player for a couple of years, and he certainly has more raw skills than a guy like Tebow, a player some pundits are projecting as a 1st round pick (though I have yet to hear a compelling football reason for this).

Plegerize

October 10th, 2009 at 9:06 AM ^

Having watched him for a good 3 years (2 in person) I'd have to say he's got a lot of potential. If there's one thing that the MAC is good at, it's QB's and coaches. He is a very big guy and is pretty quick for someone his size. He doesn't have the breakaway speed necessary to run at the NFL level, but he can scramble if needed to make time.

You have to think, he came out of Highschool as a 2-star. To build himself up like that and possibly make it to the NFL is pretty amazing. He'll find himself on the roster of some NFL team, possibly with a chance to start down the line.